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  • Started 5 years ago by AmishRakeFighter
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AmishRakeFighter
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Looking a build my first gaming rig. I have upgraded parts on my older computer so i am not a complete idiot when it comes to computers but i have never built one 100% from scratch. Just wondering what you guys think of the components i chose and i also want to make sure i dident choose anything that will not get along well with the other parts. Here is what i was thinking:

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus II Formula LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813131319

Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819115036

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6817139007

RAM: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820145184

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6814102801

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6811129021

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6822136218

CD Drive: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6827106264

I dont have unlimited cash but since i am going to build a computer i dont want to cheap out and build something useless. I also dont want to build a computer and already upgrade it after a couple months so i am wondering if this thing will keep up with games for a while. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

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whs
whs
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I give you my 5 cents worth:
1. you picked a good processor for gaming and the video card is awsome
2. I would go with 2 smaller HDDs rather than 1 big one. Speeds up operations if you move a lot of data around (e.g. with video publishing)

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AmishRakeFighter
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thanks for the tips i will definitely look into some smaller drives anything to make this bad boy faster.

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whs
whs
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The good thing is also that your mobo has an eSata port. So you can always add an eSata external drive for more capacity at high speed. That's the best you can do whilst we are waiting for USB3 (10 times faster than USB2 - planned to come out in the summer this year).
You may also want to investigate the option of a small (e.g. 16GB) SSD as second disk for the operating system. Just make sure you look at a fast one. That could give you a lot of extra speed. 16GB is definitely enough for any operating system (XP, Vista or W7) - system files only. You can always put Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc. on the other disk. I think I saw that 2 internal disks is the maximum the mobo allows.

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Antman
Antman
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Do you really need a 1000W PSU for that rig?

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Antman
Antman
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500W-700W dual or quad rail would be more than ample, I think

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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AmishRakeFighter,
From your posted last paragraph statement, the Build is out of date.
Current Intel CPUs are core i7 and motherboard platforms are X58 with 1366 CPU socket and support DDR3 memory.
Please see this post and click on (Examples) links.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=2
Regards,
Rick P.

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AmishRakeFighter
Posts: 4

Thanks for the pointers guys i will be sure to look at some different options for the power source and maybe a new motherboard and CPU.

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AmishRakeFighter
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yea 1000 watts is quite excessive i guess i went a bit overboard 750 should be plenty of power for future expansion correct? this is the new power supply i am thinking about:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6817139006

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